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Tom Arnold Cleans Up

By Kristen McGuiness

When he became addicted to painkillers after nearly two decades of sobriety, Tom Arnold kept it a secret. Then he almost died. Now he’s back to tell the tale. MORE  

The Truth About Teens and Heroin

By Tony O'Neill

More teenagers are using heroin than ever before, thanks in part to the opiate introduction they’re getting prescribed. Just another way the War on Drugs is missing the mark. MORE  

NASCAR Driver Returns After Heroin Recovery

By Chrisanne Grise

Aaron Fike—the driver who spurred NASCAR'S improved drug-testing policy—is eligible to race again. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 22, 2012

By Bryan Le

Drug war takes 40 more lives in Mexico, how being in a gang is an "addiction," and DUI teen tells deputy his dad is an "autobot." MORE  

Is Pot a Safer Alternative to Painkillers?

By Chrisanne Grise

The Canadian behind new research on the painkilling properties of pot tells The Fix that marijuana is an "exit drug." MORE  

From NFL to Painkiller Hell—and Back

By Will Godfrey

Former Jets QB Ray Lucas suffered severe injuries during his NFL career. But his biggest battle—with the pills he'd started using as a pro—came after he retired. MORE  

Rogue Medic Sparks Hep. C Alert

By Chrisanne Grise

Health officials scramble to test thousands of patients as a medical technician is charged with contaminating syringes in New Hampshire.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 26, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Kerry Kennedy was on Ambien during car crash, Bloomberg plots to tackle NYC's alcohol consumption, and Frances Bean Cobain councils Demi Moore's daughters. MORE  

One Third of Painkiller Deaths Involve Methadone

By Valerie Tejeda

Methadone is best known as a treatment for heroin addicts. It's also prescribed for pain far too often. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Summer is peak time for teens to try drugs and booze, racism can prompt addiction problems, and Dr. Drew responds to allegations of GlaxoSmithKline payments. MORE  

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